The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

10 January 2011

Quote of the Day, 1/10

"With respect to the words 'general welfare', I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them [Article I Section 8, the enumerated powers]. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

James Madison, 1831

emphasis added

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